Technology And Technology

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I’m sure we’ve all heard that we’re addicted to our screens, from someone or another. Whether it be our parents nagging us to spend more time outside, or our teachers telling us to lay off our phones and spend more time reading, we’re all used to hearing about how we spend too much time online. And we’re used to it; after all, technology’s just a part of our lives now. It makes everything easier, and the thought of even staying off the internet for even a day seems impossible.
Technology has influenced our lives so heavily that we’ve barely even noticed. According to an article by BBC, “In 1995, fewer than 1% of the world’s population was online. Fast-forward 20 years and today more than half of all humans on the planet use the internet– and the number is growing at a rate of around 10 people a second. According to the Pew Research Centre, a fifth of all Americans say they use the internet “almost constantly” and 73% say they use it at least daily. For many, it is now virtually impossible to imagine life without the internet.” In just 20 years, our entire society has moved almost entirely into the digital age, not even stopping to think of any possible consequences of this.
So, what is technology doing to us? Is it really hurting our social skills? How about our mental health? And most importantly, what are the implications of this, and how do we make sure we protect our children and help them grow in a healthy way? The fact of the matter is, this
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